World of Fiery Webinars
An on-going program of educational, and free webinars that feature valuable information for color professionals and for owners and managers of print businesses and in-plant/CRD operations.

EFI World of Fiery Webinar Series

EFI is pleased to present our free World of Fiery Webinar Series, an on-going program of educational, and free webinars that feature valuable information for color professionals and for owners and managers of print businesses and in-plant/CRD operations. Join our subject matter experts to hear best practices, gather tips for success, and learn how to compete more effectively. 

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Investment
Fiery Command WorkStation 6.2 - What’s new for cutsheet environments

With Fiery Command WorkStation 6.2 you get a true unified job management interface for all your Fiery Driven™ cutsheet, wide, superwide, or high-speed inkjet printers and exciting new features that elevate your printing experience. In this session you will learn:

  • How to unify print job management and achieve the highest efficiency in your print room
  • New tips and tricks to accelerate print management
  • Safely migrate all archived jobs to the new Archive Manager solution, and have a single view for all archived jobs that can share easily across all your Fiery servers
  • New makeready features that enable you to automate more jobs and efficiently prep them for flawless output
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Management
Presenter: Greta Conlon & Ling Wang
Fiery DesignPro - Streamlined textile and fashion design for today's digital world

Learn about EFI™ Fiery® DesignPro and how it makes textile and fashion designers more creative and productive from concept to design. It improves design speed and accuracy and lets designers experiment more effectively to make the artwork and approval phases more successful. In this webinar, you will learn how to: 

  • Streamline the workflow processes for textile and fashion designers
  • Match colors and keep colors, patterns, and seasonal palette data organized for the entire design team
  • Design and build prints, knits, and wovens — directly from the Adobe environment
  • Efficiently create seamless repeats in drops and shifts, as well as stunning colorways
  • Create flat sketches with ease and create storyboards in just a few simple clicks
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Preparation
Presenter: Marc Friedman and Lindsay Boehl
Fiery proServer and Fiery XF 7 - Making the move
Fiery proServer and Fiery XF 7 - Making the move

The digital print room evolves with the release of Fiery proServer and Fiery XF 7. Join this session to find out about the benefits of making the move, the easy steps involved to upgrade, and get an overview of what’s new and different in this exciting new version. In this session you will learn:

  • How this latest release will help you unify your digital print room to gain efficiencies and greater productivity
  • How quick and easy the upgrade process is
  • What's different and new, plus how to make a smooth transition to this new version
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Getting your gray balance in check with G7

Many see the G7 method as something solely used in North America or even an alternative to FOGRA or GRACoL. This webinar will explain why this is not the case, why G7 has value worldwide, how it can improve color and print results in conjunction with other color specifications, and how it provides a method to easily generate full gamut output from your printer. In this session you will learn:

  • The value of using G7 curves with your Fiery proServer and Fiery XF system
  • How to use a G7 curve along with your ICC profiles
  • Why the G7 process can be used no matter what specification you work with, e.g. FOGRA, IDEAlliance, or ISO
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Fiery Command WorkStation 6 - New features in Fiery makeready solutions
See how the new features in Fiery Impose, Fiery JobMaster, and Fiery Compose can speed up the production of complex jobs and expand your service offerings. During this session, we will:  
  • Demonstrate a new way to simplify the automation of gangup jobs 
  • Show you how to add logos, watermarks, and graphic illustrations to documents and avoid going back to the designer 
  • Highlight new shortcuts that can help increase production with fewer clicks
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Management
Job Preparation
Presenter: Ling Wang & Veronica Carlson
Fiery Command WorkStation 6 - Configuring color settings and best practices
Understand how to configure color settings and learn best practices for establishing new workflows to comply with color standards. Our subject matter experts will help you:
  • Get familiar with the new color tab interface in Job Properties
  • Learn how to ensure the right color profile is used for all your jobs
  • Ensure job setup consistency with new server defaults
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia & Heather Blakley
Fiery Command WorkStation 6 - Overview and new features
Learn all you need to know to transition to the new interface, and discover new features that will make a big difference in your day-to-day operations. View this session to:
  • Take a guided tour and navigate the new features
  • Understand the easy ways to upgrade
  • Access free online educational resources
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Management
Presenter: Greta Conlon & Ling Wang
Is your RIP working hard enough?

This webinar will focus on tips and tricks to ensure your Fiery digital front end serves your wide format business in the best possible way. We’ll touch upon four areas including color, automation, integration and usability best practices for inkjet printing environments. Learn how to:

  • Simplify your system and workflows by using presets and workspaces
  • Utilize more of your available color by using the Dynamic Rendering Intent
  • Improve process monitoring with the Fiery Dynamic Wedge™
  • Control user access through the use of Hotfolders and the UniDriver
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Management
Presenter: John Nate
G7 calibration with Fiery Color Profiler Suite
Learn what G7 calibration is and how to achieve better, more stable color quality. Join our Fiery® experts to understand:
  • What G7 is and why it’s important to your business
  • How G7 can help you achieve repeatable, predictable color
  • How to perform G7 calibration of your Fiery Driven™ print system using Fiery Color Profiler Suite
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia
Color process control and verification in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF
Color process control is the key to consistent and accurate printed results. Whether you need to match a print standard, a specific spot color, a previous print run or another printing device, predictable output is always the starting point. Join this session to discover how implementing color process control will improve your output results, and how verification can keep those results in check. In this session you will learn:
  • The fundamentals of process control
  • How to use verification to check for device drift
  • How to correct for device drift
  • Where to use a G7 curve 
  • How to match one device to another
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Use powerful print production analytics for higher profitability

What you don’t know about your operation can impact your bottom line. Find out how getting operational data directly from your Fiery Driver™ engines, presented in visual, easy-to-understand formats, can help you make informed operational decisions to improve profitability. Learn how to:

  • Get real-time alerts for production problems
  • Spot unfavorable trends early, and act on them quickly
  • Improve workload balance, equipment usage, and production output
  • Manage Fiery configurations for multiple presses to run a more consistent and efficient operation
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Business Intelligence
Presenter: Andy Brint
Profiling and optimization in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF
In today’s fast-paced print environments you will regularly encounter new substrates, and using an inaccurate color profile for your media can compromise both process and spot color matching. Creating accurate custom color profiles for your chosen substrate and printer combinations is easier than you think with Fiery proServer and Fiery XF. Optimizing those results is even easier. Join this session to learn guidelines, tips and best practices for professional profile creation. During this session, you will discover how to produce superior results for your customers by understanding:
  • The basics of profile creation
  • Which profiling target to use and why
  • The impact of black generation settings
  • Best practices for optimization 
  • How often to profile and optimize, and more
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Linearization in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF
Gain an in-depth understanding of the Fiery proServer and Fiery XF linearization capabilities. Discover how custom files ensure you achieve the very best results, regardless of your printer type and chosen substrates. Learn best practices on:
  • Custom calibration file creation for your inks and substrates
  • Getting the best results from existing linearizations
  • Fiery profiling and optimising possibilities
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Best practices for troubleshooting print quality problems

Delivering outstanding, high-quality prints every time, on time is critical to your business success. Learn how to use advanced Fiery graphics arts tools to quickly troubleshoot and fix common print issues right at the DFE, eliminating rework and the need to go back to prepress:

  • See how to easily make color adjustments with a few clicks
  • Learn to quickly identify and solve problems such as missing font or spot colors, trapping, and transparency rending before printing a single page
  • Discover how to diagnose whether artifacts on the printed page stem from file processing or the print engine
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Color tools overview in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF
Understand the powerful suite of color tools that the Fiery offers for inkjet and wide format printing. Learn what tools are available, how they can help you produce superior results, and help save you time. Join to gain an insight into:
  • ICC profiling basics
  • Profile inspection and editing
  • The benefits of quality control
  • How to diagnose and solve color issues
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Use powerful Enfocus PitStop Edit PDF tools to quickly make print-ready files

Get the best return on your Fiery makeready application and discover how to leverage Enfocus PitStop Edit, a powerful Adobe® Acrobat plug-in, to enhance or fix PDF documents in the prepress department or at the digital front end. This webinar will show you how to use PitStop Edit more effectively with:

  • An overview of features and how you can use them to modify PDF files without going back to the customer
  • Lessons on how to make quick and easy image adjustments, plus corrections to text and color – all within the familiar Adobe Acrobat interface
  • Demonstration of common editing scenarios
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Preparation
Spot colors deep dive in Fiery proServer and Fiery XF
Learn how to satisfy your customers’ needs for accurate spot and corporate color reproduction. Join to discover the extensive Fiery features that can help you get the best from your inkjet printers, and overcome common matching challenges. This session covers:
  • How to get the best match possible on your substrates
  • Working with PANTONE®, Toyo, DIC and HKS® matching systems
  • Modifying existing spot colors
  • Adding custom spot colors, and building custom spot color libraries
  • How to evaluate spot color accuracy
  • Using the Dynamic Wedge™ to improve spot color reproduction
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Advanced color management for digital print systems

If you are a print professional who wants to take your color to the next level, this session is for you. Building on our previous sessions on color, this advanced webinar shows you how to:

  • Select the right profiles and settings to get the best results on your DFE
  • Configure color settings to correctly process page objects in different color spaces
  • Understand gamut compression options and their impact on image quality
  • Ensure grayscale pages are not charged as color clicks
  • Identify and fix common causes of color management failure
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Job layout and cutting options in Fiery XF
Correct file preparation results in predictable output and improved control when jobs arrive at your RIP. This session will feature the different cutting options plus the many layout functionalities with Fiery XF. Join us to hear about:
  • Fiery XF and Fiery proServer's cutting options
  • Cut path creation and use
  • Tiling, nesting and step & repeat functions
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Preparation
Presenter: John Nate
Recipe for VDP - A Primer for Creating Successful Campaigns

Take stress out of variable data printing with a step-by-step guide to creating powerful VDP campaigns that drive more business for your customers.
  • Understand how to set goals, choose communication channels and implement campaign elements
  • Learn how to select the right VDP language for your workflow
  • See both simple and complex variable data campaigns built during the webinar
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Variable Data Printing
Presenter: Hans Sep & Giselle de la Moriniere
File preparation for specialty inkjet printing
Successful specialty printing starts with proper file preparation. Whether you use white or other specialty inks, work with spot colors, or need wide gamut printing, correct file preparation is critical to achieve the correct results. Join us to understand:
  • Which software and file formats to use for your desired results
  • How to verify if a file is print ready
  • What tasks and changes can be performed in your RIP
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Achieving great output quality with your paper
Get the best quality print on whatever paper you buy by learning how to:
  • Determine how the characteristics of paper relate to your print manufacturing process
  • Configure print settings to get the best quality on each stock
  • Maximize productivity through paper stock management and automated settings on the digital print system
  • Choose a paper stock for calibration and set the correct profile

Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia
Color management inside Fiery XF and Fiery proServer
Put your knowledge into practice plus gain an in-depth understanding of RIP level color controls. Knowing end-to-end color management will give the best possible results in the least amount of time. Join to learn more about:
  • Applying the correct settings for a job type and end product
  • Which Fiery XF settings impact color
  • Custom calibration, profiling and optimization
  • Working with spot colors
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Color standards and specifications
Whether you are producing contract proofs or wide format prints, knowledge of the latest color-industry standards and how they apply to wide format printing is a must to satisfy today's customer needs. Join us to hear about:
  • Why standards exist and what they are useful for
  • The latest standards and how they differ globally
  • G7, where this fits
  • Where standards impact the print process
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Color management fundamentals
Understanding the foundations of color theory and management is key to getting the most from your design software and color technologies. This session explains these principles and covers inkjet-printing considerations such as wide-gamut printing, using multiple channels, and matching different print technologies. Join us to understand:
  • Basic color theory and management terms
  • Color spaces and rendering intents
  • ICC profiles, assigning and conversions
  • The importance of calibration and profiling
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: John Nate
Image results
Best practices for producing outstanding image quality results
See how you can achieve perfect output quality for images and vectors in a high-volume production environment. Learn best practices to overcome common issues by:
  • Identifying print quality problems in color images, including techniques to visually evaluate both color and grayscale images for quality assurance
  • Optimizing output quality for vector graphics, such as illustrations and gradients, in both design applications and the DFE
  • Understanding print quality issues that can result from design elements including transparency and overprints
  • Configuring a DFE so that grayscale pages don't result in a color click charge, plus optimizing image quality for grayscale pages
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia & Heather Blakley
Investment
Getting the most out of your Fiery investment
Your productivity depends on the ability to create fast, efficient and automated workflows that can help you reduce errors and increase your output. Join us in this Webinar to understand:
  • Why Fiery — what is a Fiery digital front end (DFE) and how it can help you produce more
  • The basics of Fiery Command WorkStation — where to start and how to optimize your job management
  • Examples of setting up common job management workflows
  • Tips and resources for ensuring your ongoing success
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Management
Presenter: John Grubb
Automating job submission 5 ways to increase your efficiency
Uncover the power of automating tasks with Fiery Hot Folders, Virtual Printers, Presets, and more. You will learn how to produce jobs faster, minimize touches, reduce errors and increase production output to match the growing demand from your customers for short-run jobs.

Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Automation
Job Preparation
Presenter: Karen Krepis
Take document layout to the next level
Learn how easy and fast it can be to prepare jobs to print correctly the first time while saving your customers' design time, using in-RIP prepress and makeready tools.

Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Preparation
Presenter: Veronica Carlson, Ling Wang & Chris Ripka
Foolproof preparation of a digital print job
In this session, we identify 5 frequent design challenges for document preparation of common jobs such as business cards, booklets, and catalogs. We introduce the tools to help simplify document design as well as dramatically shorten job preparation times. We share best practices for designing and creating documents that you will be able to pass on to your customers' design teams.
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Job Preparation
Presenter: Veronica Carlson, Ling Wang & Judd Plattenburg
Ten ways that Fiery tools make VDP easy
Not sure where to start with VDP? Learn how to create cross-media VDP campaigns that will make both you and your customers more successful. Learn how various technologies increase audience engagement and reach beyond the printed page, plus hear how other print service providers have successfully grown their VDP portfolios.
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Variable Data Printing
Presenter: Hans Sep, Giselle de la Moriniere, Jeremy Diamond
The Business of VDP - How to get started and grow your profits
Not sure where to start with VDP? Learn how to create cross-media VDP campaigns that will make both you and your customers more successful. Learn how various technologies increase audience engagement and reach beyond the printed page, plus hear how other print service providers have successfully grown their VDP portfolios.
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Variable Data Printing
Presenter: Hans Sep, Giselle de la Moriniere, and Dan Foster
Best practices for matching industry color standards
More and more, print buyers are asking for their print jobs to match industry references, such as GRACoL, SWOP and Fogra. Join us to understand the importance of color standards, specifications and methods for your business and learn how to match your printers to an industry reference or a customer press profile.

Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia & Heather Blakley
The ABCs of producing the best match for spot colors
Spot color matching is vital in protecting corporate brand identity and your customers expect you to produce them accurately and consistently. During this session, we will discuss the challenges of spot color matching and how you can differentiate your business by creating the best possible match for your customers. You will learn how to:
  • Create print jobs with spot colors
  • Define spot colors on the Fiery digital front end
  • Make custom profiles for top quality color matching
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia & Veronica Carlson
3 Key steps to get the right color the first try
Being able to quickly produce perfect profiles can make all the difference. It can help you achieve outstanding print matching and avoid rework — saving time, materials and customers. Join this session to learn how to optimize settings and calibration to attain the best and most predictable color output. You will gain an understanding of:
  • Color management for digital workflows
  • Color calibration and profiling
  • Color matching across print technologies
Duration: 1 hour
Topic:
Color Management
Presenter: Lou Prestia & Veronica Carlson